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Title: Standard methodologies for Nosema apis and N. ceranae research

item INGEMAR, FRIES - Swedish University Of Agricultural Sciences
item CHAUZAT, MARIE-PIERRE - French Food And Safety Agency(AFSSA)
item Chen, Yanping - Judy
item DOUBLET, VINCENT - Martin Luther University
item GENERSCH, ELKE - Institute For Bee Research
item GISDER, SEBASTIAN - Institute For Bee Research
item HIGES, MARIANO - Regional Apicultural Center (CAR)
item MCMAHON, DINO - University Of Oxford
item MARTIN-HERNANDEZ, RAQUEL - Regional Apicultural Center (CAR)
item NATSOPOULOU, M - Queens University - United Kingdom
item PAXTON, ROBERT - Queens University - United Kingdom
item TANNER, GINA - Swiss Bee Research Center
item WEBSTER, THOMAS - Kentucky State University
item WILLIAMS, GEOFFREY - Swiss Bee Research Center

Submitted to: The COLOSS BEEBOOK- standard methodologies in Apis mellifera research
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/14/2012
Publication Date: 10/29/2012
Citation: Ingemar, F., Chauzat, M., Chen, Y., Doublet, V., Genersch, E., Gisder, S., Higes, M., Mcmahon, D.P., Martin-Hernandez, R., Natsopoulou, M.E., Paxton, R.J., Tanner, G., Webster, T.C., Williams, G.R. 2012. Standard methodologies for Nosema apis and N. ceranae research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(1):1-28.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The international research network COLOSS (Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) was established to coordinate efforts towards improving the health of western honey bee at the global level. The COLOSS BEEBOOK contains a collection of chapters intended to standardized methodologies for monitoring and research on honey bee colony losses. This Nosema chapter covers methods used for working on species of Nosema apis and N. ceranae in the field and in the laboratory. The field methods section concerns colony level infections and includes suggestions for standardized procedures regarding sampling, field trials and infection control studies. The lab method section concerns both colony level and individual bee infections and includes procedures for describing infection levels, Nosema spp. identification, standardization of cage trials, inoculation methods, incubation conditions and in vitro rearing of Nosema spp. Suggested procedures for different types of experiments are also included. The chapter should be a valuable resource for students, scientists, apiary inspectors who work on honey bees.